Jeremy Meeks, AKA Instagram's "Hot Felon," has plenty to celebrate. The model welcomes a baby with his girlfriend and his divorce is finalized.
Welcoming Their New Addition
Meeks and Chloe Green, Topshop heiress and daughter of British businessman Sir Philip Green, welcomed their first child together.
The proud parents to a baby boy took to Instagram to share their happy news. The platform is responsible for catapulting Meeks to fame thanks to his photogenic mug shot, which went viral back in 2014, launching his successful modeling career.
The post shows Meeks and Green holding their little bundle of joy's tiny hands. Little Jayden Meeks-Green was reportedly born on May 29.
Living Their Relationship In The Spotlight
Although the new parents are asking for privacy while they settle into their new routine, they've been the focus of intense media scrutiny lately.
The story broke last year that Meeks was leaving his wife, Melissa, for British socialite Green. He and Melissa also share a child, complicating matters considerably.
As a result, news of Jayden's arrival received a deluge of comments accusing Meeks of being a cheater looking to cash in on his new lady's considerable fortune.
"The choice of the baby's last name (Meeks-Green) might tell you a lot about their relationship," argued one commenter.
"Ditch old family for new family!! Oh how the money rolls in!!!" pointed out another.
Celebrating The End Of A Hard Road
Meeks got arrested for gun possession. He hooked up with Green around a year after his release from jail, with photos of the two kissing on a yacht in Turkey circulating online that summer. Melissa learned about the relationship along with everybody else.
Married to Meeks for eight years, she noted in an interview with the Daily Mail back in March that she first suspected something was up when he began following Green on Instagram.
She told the tabloid that her whole life was torn apart by her husband's infidelity and that she blamed Green for getting involved with a married man.
Melissa and Meeks share a son, Jeremy Jr., 8. He also the stepfather to her other two kids, Robert and Ellie. Meeks returned from his vacation with Green and asked for a divorce, and Melissa filed for legal separation.
The divorce became official on Wednesday, with the two sharing joint custody of Jeremy Jr. Melissa will be hosting a divorce party, at Crazy Horse III Gentleman's Club, in Las Vegas on June 30 to celebrate. She's expected to perform on the same night.